How to Join

To join us, all you have to do is submit a short story.

1,000 to 5,000 words, any genre.

The Genesis Project

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Short Story Competition


How to Join

They are judged periodically by our membership (which will include you, once you’ve submitted your story) and the best are released in a collection – The Monkey Collection. If your story is in this, you get a percentage of the sales.

It doesn't cost anything to become a Monkey. You don’t have to join any writing teams if nothing takes your fancy, nor to submit any ideas. Of course, we’d encourage you to do both.

To remain part of our Collective, you have to submit another story the next year, although you can submit more regularly than that – there is no limit.

The next deadline is 1st July 2017 so what are you waiting for? Give that story a final edit and send it over to us. As long as it’s original and fits the word length, we won’t reject it – anyone can join. And who knows, it might even be included in our next Collection.

We’re looking forward to reading it!



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